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Camp Chatter: What players were saying at Rivals 3 Stripe Orlando

OVIEDO, Fla. -- Every week, the Rivals analysts get to hand out their awards during the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas. This weekend, we let the players have their say on who they thought were tops at each position. Here's what they had to say.

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ON THE BEST QUARTERBACK

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Joey Gatewood

"Joey Gatewood was throwing pretty well today. That's all I've seen so far." -- Amari Gainer, 4-star LB, Tallahassee (Fla.) Chiles

"I was catching a lot from Joe Milton. He was pretty good." -- Donnovan Moorer, 2020 Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy WR

“Best quarterback is Michael Penix. The ball is always on point and he never underthrows you. If he misses, he always misses long.” -– Devondric Miller, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby WR

Joe Milton is really tall and he has a really strong arm and he’s really athletic,” -- Josiah Johnson, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles QB

Joey Gatewood. I like his arm and his vision and his arm placement.” -- Lorenzo Lingard, 5-star RB, Orange City (Fla.) University

Joey Gatewood was good at putting it there. We talked before I ran my routes and he did a good job of adjusting based on the coverage.” – Justin Watkins, 4-star ATH, Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard

ON THE BEST RUNNING BACK

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Lorenzo Lingard

“I like Lorenzo Lingard. I've been friends with him for a while. He's just so quick, big, and moves well for his size." -- Gainer

ON THE BEST WIDE RECEIVER

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Justin Watkins

"My boy Justin Watkins was the best wide receiver. He's very athletic and creates a lot of separation. That makes it easy for me." -- Joey Gatewood, 4-star QB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bartram Trail

“First of all, Justin Watkins. I like throwing to all these guys but Watkins is the No. 1 guy. Donnovan Moorer was the best [underclassman] receiver. He's only a freshman and really little but he's good." -- Michael Penix, Jr. 3-star QB, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Tech

Leonard Manuel is big and he has crazy speed. He was the best guy out here. He had the best routes by far.” -- Bryan Gagg, 2019 Sarasota, Fla. QB

George Webb was very, very fast. I just threw the ball and he was able to get under it. I think he’s a Jacksonville guy, too, like me so it was fun throwing it to him.” -- Johnson

ON THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

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William Barnes

"The best offensive lineman was William Barnes. He's just a great athlete. Me and him play the same position during the regular season but he's physical, athletic, and has good footwork." -- Devin Hayes, Orlando (Fla.) Jones DE

Nick Lewis is a big dude, man. He was good. He’s huge and he moved alright.” – Willie Lane, Winter Haven, Fla. DE

William Barnes was the best one I went against. He has long arms and quick feet so it’s hard to get around the edge on him, so I had to use different types of moves to get by him inside.” – Dennis Briggs, 3-star DE, Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway

ON THE BEST LINEBACKER

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Amari Gainer

"The best linebacker was Amari Gainer." – Gatewood

Amari Gainer off the top. He’s aggressive every rep but he knows how to control it so he’s tough.” – Lingard

ON THE BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

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Tre Huntley

"Tre Huntley was the best defensive lineman I went against. He got under me on one of our first reps." -- William Barnes, 4-star OL, Apopka, Fla.

“The best guy I went against was Latrell Jean. His speed and power makes him tough to block. He’s good, man.” -- Nick Lewis, 3-star OL, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles

“I didn’t go against him but Tyler Davis had some good moves. He was good. He’s very quick and unpredictable and has a good rip.” -- Ed Montilus, 3-star OL, Apopka, Fla.

ON THE BEST DEFENSIVE BACK

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Avantae Williams

"I'll have to say Avantae Williams was the best defensive back." -- Moorer

"I feel like Avantae Williams was the best guy I went against. He was real quick and physical. It was just hard for me to get some distance from him to catch the ball." -- Leonard Manuel, 2020 Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard

“I think Jajuan Cherry, he locked down some of my wide receivers. I wasn’t able to do anything against him. He made it a little irritating sometimes.” -- Johnson

Anthony Johnson, Jr. was really aggressive. He has good feet, too.” -- Watkins

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